Honors and Awards

• William L. Pollard, president of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, a part of the City University of New York, received the Community Service Award from the West Indian American Day Carnival Association.

Dr. Pollard is a graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a master of social work degree from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. in policy and planning from the University of Chicago.

• Edith Williams, research assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and deputy director for research and sustainability of the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, was awarded the 2010 Pfizer Fellowship in Health Disparities.

The award comes with a two-year stipend of $130,000. She will use the award to conduct research on stress in African-American lupus patients.